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Issue 74, 2017
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Reactivity of a stable copper–dioxygen complex

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We report the isolation of a room temperature stable dipyrromethene Cu(O2) complex featuring a side-on O2 coordination. Reactivity studies highlight the unique ability of the dioxygen adduct for both hydrogen-atom abstraction and acid/base chemistry towards phenols, demonstrating that side-on superoxide species can be reactive entities.

Graphical abstract: Reactivity of a stable copper–dioxygen complex

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28 Jun 2017
25 Aug 2017
First published
29 Aug 2017

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 10306-10309
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Reactivity of a stable copper–dioxygen complex

D. A. Iovan, A. T. Wrobel, A. A. McClelland, A. B. Scharf, G. A. Edouard and T. A. Betley, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 10306
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC05014C

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